IBM wants to hire 2,000 veterans by 2020

Elizabeth Howe
January 08, 2019 - 1:19 pm

Photo courtesy of NASA

Our Employer of the Week series features one company each week that has made a commitment to hiring and supporting veterans. This week’s employer is IBM

IBM is a computer hardware company that offers services in financing, industry expertise, and training and skills. The company began in 1911 and today operates in over 170 countries and had a 2017 revenue of $79.1 billion. Now, IBM is working to add 2,000 veterans to its workforce by 2020 — and it has training programs to help veterans establish lifelong, lucrative careers. 

Through IBM’s i2 and IBM®QRadar® training with IBM’s NGO partner Corporate America Supports You (CASY), vets are training to fulfill high-paying, "new collar" jobs. These are the millions of jobs out there that require technical skills but not necessarily a four-year college degree—including an estimated 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021.

"I wouldn't have thought I had the background that I needed for IBM," said Chris Greifenberger. "Through seeing them give back and invest in me before I was even an employee — that made me think about what a great company would offer that kind of opportunity."

Army veteran Greifenberger completed the i2®Analyst’s Notebook® training, and last month the IBM®QRadar®  training, and uses those skills as a law enforcement Intelligence Analyst with IBM. He's one of the hundreds of veterans across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada with the skills needed to fill cybersecurity positions who can benefit from IBM's training programs.

Learn more about Greifenberger's story and the training programs available for veterans here.

For more information and job opportunities, visit IBM's careers page.